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Fulldome Production Resources
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Initiatives

image of spontaneous fantasia, courtesy J-Walt Adamczyk.
J-Walt rehearsing in an improvised fulldome garden.
With thanks to J-Walt Adamczyk.

Publications/Papers

Filmmaking for Fulldome: Best Practices and Guidelines for Immersive Cinema. Ka Chun Yu, Dan Neaful, Ryan Wyatt, Planetarian Vol. 45, No. 4, December 2016 (Part I) and Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2017 (Part II)

Characterizing fulldome planetarium projection systems. Lars Lindberg Christensen, Planetarian Vol. 45, No. 3, September 2016.

AFDI introduces next-generation fulldome standardes. Carolyn Collins Petersen, Planetarian Vol. 45, No. 3, September 2016.

The next 20 years of planetariums. Staffan Klashed, Planetarian Vol. 44, No. 4, December 2015.


Groups

The Fulldome Video Discussion Group is a Yahoo group moderated by Ryan Wyatt for members of the planetarium community interested in fulldome video technology. Discussion topics are limited to aspects of the planetarium medium directly related to fulldome imaging, aesthetics, and technology. This group is intended as a supplement to other planetarium discussion groups, including DOME-L and the Digistar Users Group mailing list.

Fulldome.org, the "community site for immersive dome theater users,” has become a social networking site for fulldome professionals and enthusiasts, a.k.a. "a site for the hemispherically obsessed.” Created by David McConville.


Websites

IMERSA logo

IMERSA (Immersive Media Research, Entertainment, Science, and Arts)

Blogs
 

Tom Casey's Home Run Picture's Fulldome Content website, which includes "a behind-the-scenes look at some of our work and provide insight into fulldome production concepts and techniques."

 Loch Ness Productions' Fulldome web pages:

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Wikipedia site for Fulldome

Ryan Wyatt's Fulldome Standards homepage

fddb (fulldome database) features a variety of information, including job openings and upcoming meetings. Searchable list of fulldome content.

Domebase is "an ongoing effort to create a low-cost digital dome authoring system. The goal of Domebase is to create a community approach to content production for hemispheric projection, in a way that is accessible for informal science education programs and small dome operators in schools and science centers."

ARTSLab at the University of New Mexico (Arts, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory) drives and supports innovative transdisciplinary research. Included are a number of fulldome resources and a Beginner's Guide to Fulldome by Hue Walker.

Don't understand the talk about frames per second and fulldome? This video from Trumbull Studios is a great introduction and worth the time to watch. Trumbull Studios: The Magi Process.


Software

Transforms media for projection into a spherical space

DomeXF: A plug-in for Adobe After Effects. From Sky-Skan
Video tutorial available from LochNess Productions.

Fulldome: A Composition Plugin for Immersive Environments. For Adobe After Effects. From Navegar, Centro Multimeios Espinho, Espinho, Portugal.

Blendy Dome VJ: a fulldome mapping tool that features a realtime dome slicer and 3D content viewer. Works with Syphon; from Studio Avante and United VJs.

OMNIDOME: an arbitrary surface projection mapping tool built by CR8TR. Opensource; works natively with Syphon.


Clips and Clip Libraries

This section under construction and revision; being listed here does not imply IPS endorsement.

 Links to free fulldome clips can be found on the IPS Free Media Full Dome page. 

Many fulldome clips are available for purchase from program vendors and producers. Check their sites, or start here:

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